Royals pitcher Danny Duffy is Saturday’s Player of the Day. Duffy pitched seven scoreless innings and struck out nine in the 9-1 win over the White Sox.
Padres pitcher Jesse Hahn is National League Player of the Day. Hahn pitched six shutout innings and struck out seven in the 5-0 win over the Mets. This was Hahn’s Box-Toppers debut, the first time he has earned Player of the Game honors. He is the 3,354th player to debut in Box-Toppers since record keeping began in 1995. Hahn made his Major League debut June 3 and was pitching in his second game.
Eugenio Suarez of the Tigers is American League Batter of the Day. Suarez doubled, tripled and homered (going 3-for-4 with three runs and three RBIs) in the 12-9 win over the Twins. This was Suarez’s Box-Toppers debut, the first time he has earned Player of the Game honors. He is the 3,355th player to debut in Box-Toppers since record keeping began in 1995. Suarez made his Major League debut June 4 and was playing in his eighth game.
Andrew McCutchen of the Pirates is NL Batter of the Day. McCutchen homered and went 2-for-4, driving in three runs, in the 8-6 win over the Marlins.
Notable: Dodgers pitcher Dan Haren earned Player of the Game honors Saturday for batting—he is the fifth pitcher this season to earn Box-Toppers points for batting. Haren drove in three runs with a double to earn Player of the Game honors and also earned the win on the mound in the 6-4 win over the Diamondbacks.
Duffy receives 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day. Hahn receives 1.7 for NL Player of the Day. Suarez and McCutchen each receive 1.5 for being top Batter of the Day in their league.
All of Saturday’s other Players of the Game (listed in the chart below) receive 1.0 Box-Toppers point.
Box-Toppers watches the daily performances of selected star players and Box-Toppers points leaders. To see how they performed Saturday, click here.
Box-Toppers tracks who most helps their team win the most games. Using standard box score statistics, Box-Toppers uses a simple formula to determine a Player of the Game for each Major League Baseball game played. That player is the person who contributed most to his team’s win. Players earn Box-Toppers points for being named Player of the Game and can earn bonus points for being Player of the Day or top player or batter in their league for the day.
Top player from each game
Listed from highest to lowest Box-Toppers game score
|MLB||10.0||Royals||Danny Duffy (W, 4-5)||-||-||-||-||-||-||7.0||5||0||0||1||9|
|NL||9.0||Padres||Jesse Hahn (W, 1-1)||-||-||-||-||-||-||6.0||1||0||0||3||7|
|4.2||Rangers||Neal Cotts (W, 2-3)||-||-||-||-||-||-||1.2||1||0||0||0||4|
|BAT||4.0||Tigers||Eugenio Suarez SS||4||3||3||2||1||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|4.0||Rockies||Rex Brothers (W, 3-4)||-||-||-||-||-||-||1.0||0||0||0||0||3|
|3.0||Indians||Cody Allen (S, 7)||-||-||-||-||-||-||1.0||0||0||0||0||2|
|3.0||Phillies||Jonathan Papelbon (S, 15)||-||-||-||-||-||-||1.0||0||0||0||0||2|
|BAT||2.0||Pirates||Andrew McCutchen CF||4||1||2||3||1||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2.0||Dodgers||Dan Haren P||2||0||1||3||0||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|1.2||Orioles||Bud Norris (W, 6-5)||-||-||-||-||-||-||6.2||7||1||1||1||5|
|1.0||Astros||Marwin Gonzalez 2B||4||2||3||0||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|1.0||Athletics||Eric Sogard 2B||3||1||1||2||1||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
` Denotes that the pitcher had a no-decision in the game and did not pick up a win or a save.